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Jamaica ratifies Minamata Convention

Andrew Holness

The Government of Jamaica on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 71st future Party to the Minamata Convention. Hitherto, the Governments of Rwanda, Palau, Thailand, Slovenia and Viet Nam deposited their instruments of ratification, thereby becoming the 66th to 70th future Parties to the mercury treaty. The depositions were made on Wednesday, June 21; Thursday, June ...

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Minamata: A town, a disease, a convention, a new dawn beckons

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One spring day just over 60 years ago in southern Japan, a young girl was brought to hospital by her anxious parents. She could barely walk, was slurring her words and was hit by convulsions and seizures. Days later, her sister was also admitted with the same symptoms, and that was followed by a neighbour, and then dozens more people. ...

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Rwanda is 70th Party to Minamata Convention

Paul Kagame

The Government of the Republic of Rwanda on Thursday, June 29, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 70th future Party to the Minamata Convention. Hitherto, the Governments of Palau, Thailand, Slovenia and Viet Nam deposited their instruments of ratification, thereby becoming the 66th to 69th future Parties to the mercury treaty. The depositions were made on Wednesday, ...

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Palau, Slovenia, Viet Nam ratify Minamata Convention

Tommy Remengesau

The Governments of Palau, Thailand, Slovenia and Viet Nam have deposited their instruments of ratification, thereby becoming the 66th to 69th future Parties to the Minamata Convention. The depositions were made on Wednesday, June 21; Thursday, June 22; and Friday, June 23, 2017. While Palau deposited on Wednesday and Thailand on Thursday, both Slovenia and Viet Nam did likewise on ...

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Fresh ratifications as Minamata celebrates Convention’s entry into force

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In the past couple of days, three countries ratified the Minamata Convention, even as indications emerged that the entry of the global treaty into force will be commemorated next week. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Thailand became the latest nation to endorse the mercury accord when it deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the Convention’s 66th future Party. Previously, ...

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El Salvador, Latvia, Moldova ratify Minamata Convention

Salvador Sánchez Cerén

The Governments of El Salvador, Latvia and the Republic of Moldova on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 deposited their instruments of ratification, thereby becoming the 61st, 62nd and 63rd future Parties to the Minamata Convention. Just a day earlier on Monday, June 19, the Government of Czech Republic and the Government of Sri Lanka also ratified the Convention, becoming its 59th ...

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Czech Republic, Sri Lanka ratify Minamata Convention

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On Monday, June 19 2017, the Government of Czech Republic and the Government of Sri Lanka deposited their instruments of ratification, thereby becoming the 59th and 60th future Parties to the Minamata Convention. The double ratification follows that of France, which deposited its instrument of ratification just four days earlier on Thursday, June 15, 2017 and becoming the 58th Party ...

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France is 58th Party to Minamata Convention

Emmanuel Macron

The Government of France on Thursday, June 15, 2017, deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 58th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This emerged a couple of days after Austria on Monday, June 12, 2017 ratified the global accord, and making it the 57th country to do so. A few days before that, the West African nation of ...

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Austria ratifies Minamata Convention

Alexander Van der Bellen

The Government of Austria on Monday, 12 June 2017, deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 57th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This is coming a few days after the West African nation of Niger on Friday, June 9 ratified the global accord, and making it the 56th country to do so. Hitherto, Finland on Thursday, June 1 ...

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Niger emerges 56th party to Minamata Convention

Mahamadou Issoufou

The Government of Niger on Friday, June 9, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby making the West African nation the 56th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This comes about a week after Finland on Thursday, June 1 endorsed the mercury accord, making it the 55th Party. Prior to that, Slokavia on Wednesday, May 31 ratified the Convention. The ...

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